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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,267 People

    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    Once you start cutting it’s hard to quit.

    I mean sure I can stop for awhile, but i’ll always go back. No matter how many compliments you give me, my mind doesn’t agree. It’s just that people’s minds see differently.
    pushingupdaisies pushingupdaisies 18-21, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Currently in bed recovering after

    yet another failed over dose. None if my problems are solved. Clearly the doctor lied when he said I would die if I did it again. At least I have stopped being sick now :s
    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I thought my friends were my friends,

    I thought that they liked me, I did everything to make them happy, obviously not, can't believe they would go behind my back and talk about me like that, I just wanna die, never been so upset :'(
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.

    Guys, I know I have a long way to go in coming to terms with my problems. But I promise you it gets better, it has to get better. The end isn't here if you're still suffering. I promise you the end will be happy, it just has to be. It can never end like this... there must be...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    When I get bored I write raps/poetry off the

    top of my head.. Enjoy Yeah, here I go With the dark and twisted flow Lost in this life He goes to grab his knife Carefully thinks about his next action He just needs a distraction To avoid injury Brought upon thee Like he was performing surgery To tame his insanity While...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 17 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    After a few weeks of trying to happy,

    my mind takes over and starts to ruin my life again, welcome back depression, I've missed you ;'(
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know I'm depressed ,

    I don't want to beleive it. Sometimes my mood fluctuates when things go my way every once In a while making me think I'm not. I'm destroying myself.
    Leojaykid17 Leojaykid17 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Yep another sucky birthday.

    Can I least have one friend who can go out of their way for a friend on a special day :(
    djdwtw17 djdwtw17 26-30, M 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    It'd be really nice if I could just stay happy

    for more than 10 minutes. If I could do that I'd never ask for anything else. **** my life...damn it!
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses 18 mins ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I got drunk for the second time last night,

    oh man, did it feel nice. I realized that only drinks can help me, and that drinks are the ultimate medicine.
    SturmWind SturmWind 16-17, M 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 13 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Today, for the first time,

    when I woke up and my reality hit me merciless like a shot to my brain the very same second the sleep disappeared, just like everyday for the past 2 and a half years, I couldn't face it. I just couldn't. I NEEDED to be unconscious again. So I couldn't leave my bed for more than...
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I made my own quote : Life is like a box of

    chocolates, everything eventually melts. How clever and uplifting right? XD
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    So it's been about a week

    since I've felt like this.... And I must say, I didn't miss this feeling at all...
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    You know when you work on a project all day

    for your computer to not save your work. 6 hours of it.
    HelpIsHere5 HelpIsHere5 22-25 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I haven't felt this way in a really long time

    but tonight I just feel super down :'(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    i need to find more songs like this.

    just beautiful. i really enjoy cello's aswell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0k7OFU5hZA
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    I'm not a fuking role model,

    my girl friend is going through some stuff with one of her friends being bi and my gf is depressed and im just here trying to be strong which is hard with constant thoughts about(go look at my last post) everything looks like it's caving in on me. My education, my family, my...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Ok so I'm not depressed first off.

    I'm troubled... I'm very smart and I look at the world around me past and present. I think what the hell has happened. You see America is a damn dump now days. I'm atheist myself but I look at my generation 12-17 year olds and I see so many atheist. Why care right? Because it's...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm not sure if people fill this part out,

    but here goes anyway... Unfortunately, my depression is something I'm ashamed of. Because of that, I hid it for years and got into drugs. When I was 18, I finally told my mom I wanted to die and I needed help. Since then, I've been on multiple anti-depressants and the most...
    Westw30 Westw30 18-21, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Please check out the YouTube channel douglas

    bloch please just take a moment it will help with depression and give you hope
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    well. i'm single i dont really have any real

    friends and my family barely talks to me .. i have people that i talk to online. but that doesn't really mean much to me and usually i am the one who talks to them on first hand and sometimes it takes a very long time for them to answer me and sometimes i don't get any answer at...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    So first off. I'm done trying.

    I have an iq of 135, yet I am a b/c student. I'm not racist but I don't see everyone as equals. I hate blacks that don't apply themself same for other races. I hate immigrants. I hate gays. I hate atheist. I hate feminist. The worst part about all this society is excepting them...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Maya0989 Maya0989 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes it would be

    so easy to disappear.. Disappear out of this skin Fluttering around without rest Look for answers I want to disappear But i try To make the body i want Anorexia Being skinny I need help No food But most of all I need love
    callmecat99 callmecat99 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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